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  • Welcome to The Policy Studies Major
    The Right Tools for the Real World

    Our undergraduate program is offered by The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    The major is completed through coursework from throughout the university. You will acquire skills in report writing, problem-solving, information gathering, computer applications, quantitative analysis, and working in teams as you study major public policy issues. Not only is the program both hands-on and interdisciplinary, but it also offers a wide variety of electives to choose from.

    Click here to read an article about the Policy Studies major.

    See what alumni have said about policy studies.

    Click here to learn about PAF 101, the gateway course to the policy studies major.

    Click here to read the most recent edition of the department newsletter.


    Disclaimer: The outcomes described in these materials illustrate past student achievements and are not guaranteed for current and future students.

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